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Old 10-24-2018, 06:47 AM
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WTF is up seems most of our ramps are closed for hurricane repairs! us1 Pineda closed US1 pt st john closed, Max brewer good ramps closed one small steep small boat ramp opoen there. All we really have to choose from are the port, kelly park and the crappy ramp at cocoa and 520.
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Originally Posted by BahamaBum View Post
WTF is up seems most of our ramps are closed for hurricane repairs! us1 Pineda closed US1 pt st john closed, Max brewer good ramps closed one small steep small boat ramp opoen there. All we really have to choose from are the port, kelly park and the crappy ramp at cocoa and 520.
The county is still waiting on FEMA cash to help rebuild them, however, they have approved some cash in the meantime as a loan to get some repaired and reopened. Making matters worse -- some of the ramps (like MI Kiwanis Park) apparently were never permitted / studied / blueprinted, or this info was just lost, back in the YOLO days of getting stuff done. So now they need all the bureaucracy redone from scratch.

So now we need to wait for whoever has the local politicians in their back pockets to have an opening in their schedules .. Which probably won't happen any time soon, since pretty much every builder in the county that has the equipment and certifications to build/repair are backed up with commercial and residential projects. And, from how I was explained it, the county workers can only do above water work on the ramps -- so since most need pilon work they have their hands tied.
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The .5% tax that was voted in with the last election that was supposed to go to cleaning up waterways. A good portion of the 1st tax went to Space Coast United's split with USSSA to resurface the complex in Viera with the latest turf on the planet.
$$ that should have gone to ramp updates.. A portion is going to muck removal as required by the voters.. IMO, it all should be focused on the IRL system. Muck. ramps, pollution control...
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The .5% tax that was voted in with the last election that was supposed to go to cleaning up waterways. A good portion of the 1st tax went to Space Coast United's split with USSSA to resurface the complex in Viera with the latest turf on the planet.
$$ that should have gone to ramp updates.. A portion is going to muck removal as required by the voters.. IMO, it all should be focused on the IRL system. Muck. ramps, pollution control...
So, technically the money came from the 5% tourism tax. Where the lines got crossed, and why this whole thing went wacko -- was that they were claiming this is to increase tourism, and that would help make more money to fund the fixing of the lagoon. But, fixing the lagoon will also increase tourism, and at the same time arguably tourism increases are contributing to the effects of the lagoon.

This whole thing was so tone-deaf by the county. Poorly planned timing, poorly marketed and most of all, they tried to hide it which let social media and local news control the narrative. But the money came from the right place.
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Ugh! Seems we need to band together and be a PITA until some ramps open!
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Originally Posted by melbeach View Post
The .5% tax that was voted in with the last election that was supposed to go to cleaning up waterways. A good portion of the 1st tax went to Space Coast United's split with USSSA to resurface the complex in Viera with the latest turf on the planet.
$$ that should have gone to ramp updates.. A portion is going to muck removal as required by the voters.. IMO, it all should be focused on the IRL system. Muck. ramps, pollution control...
I believe that Merr. Is. High school also got artificial turf installed with tax money by claiming that a small creek drained their grass field into the IRL. Such BS.
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Who do we need to put pressure on to get ramps fixed? Before we are all at kelly park all the time......
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I see the barge and crane are gone for the us1/pineda ramp, its still closed see new metal ramp. So hopefully this one will open soon??

Also cocoa village ramp now has places to tie up and get truck/trailer, that was all that was missing. Not sure if that ramp is too steep for my boat yet.
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Originally Posted by BahamaBum View Post
Who do we need to put pressure on to get ramps fixed? Before we are all at kelly park all the time......
Every time there is a problem with the ramp on Eau Gallie causeway , I call Brevard Parks and Recreation to get things resolved.
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Pineda US1 ramp back open!
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Seems many ramps are back in business? Anyone used them yet??
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Parrish Park is good to go. Been there a few times. They replaced the aluminum docks with wood, but it’s all good.
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I've used Pineda a few times, be careful going in and out of the new channel to the ramp - there's at least one huge piece of limestone just under the surface not far out of the channel, luckily saw it on the way in one day. It was already scarred up from people hitting it.

Last I heard Ballard park ramp is closed, not sure when they're going to reopen, anyone know?
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To be 100% accurate about the sources of tax money for Viera field: NOT ONE PENNY of the SOIRL tax was used for this. As to the MIHS field, I served on the SOIRL board and I do not recall seeing that expenditure in our budget at any time (and I watch the darn budget pretty close). The SOIRL money is also NOT being used for ramps. It is being used to remove septic tanks, to install baffle boxes, to dredge muck and about 47 other projects underway with the goal of reducing nutrients flowing into the Lagoon.
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Called the parks and rec Dept, Ballard ramp is supposed to be open again Feb 2020
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Originally Posted by BahamaBum View Post
WTF is up seems most of our ramps are closed for hurricane repairs! us1 Pineda closed US1 pt st john closed, Max brewer good ramps closed one small steep small boat ramp opoen there. All we really have to choose from are the port, kelly park and the crappy ramp at cocoa and 520.
What about Kennedy Point?

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